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Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Associate Consultant - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied through on campus recruiting and received a first round interview. The first round was behavioral, they asked questions about leadership, fit etc. After the first round, they invited me to a final round interview in the nearest major office. They final round consisted of three back-to-back interviews, two behavioral and one case. For the case, they sent us a brief a few days before, and we had to prepare a 20 minute presentation once we got to the office on how to address the client's needs.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the biggest problem with your University?
      How would you go about fixing it?
        View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The position was for M&A advisory. First round was on Campus, mostly behavioral.

    (1) Tell me a time when you had to take decision in a quick time frame
    (2) Most satisfying project at work

    Final round was at their Chicago office. The case was sent 48 hours earlier. We were all huddled in to a room and asked to prepare presentations on hard copy paper slides based on a set of questions about the case they gave at that time.

    After that there were 3 rounds of interview. 2 behavioral and 1 for the case presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not have any surprise questions. It was the usual beaten to death behavioral type of questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    WMTS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume on my college's job board and was notified that I had been selected for an interview. We had a pre-day event on my college's campus. I had the chance to speak with the campus' recruiter and many employees working in the department I was interviewing for. Everyone was very nice and seemed like they enjoyed working there. The next day I had a 45 minute interview with a manager from the WMTS department. She was very nice and the interview was very easy. PwC has a new style of interviewing where they have to ask certain behavioral questions. My interviewer said she normally prefers a conversation but had to ask the questions. They were all relatively basic behavioral questions and easy to answer. I received the offer less than a week later from the campus recruiter.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation as a intern. Accept of decline their offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Long and needlessly complicated process but they did get through it on their time table. Professional HR personnel but getting the interviews lined up proved to be difficult. They admitted that I was probable overqualified but that did not matter on the pay side of things.

    Interview Questions
    • They made an offer, expected no counter offer and wanted an exceptance within a 24 hour period. I told them I had other offers as well and was very open and honest.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had other and better offers

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Auditing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    During the interview, you will find totally three stages. First is a CV screen, then is a AC interview where you will need to finish case in a team , finally there is a partner interview where you have to face a PwC partner and his questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Started with on campus interview and then office visit. Office visit consisted of information session and 4 different interviews with people ranging from new managers to partners. All behavioral based interview. Office visit concluded with lunch and short ending information session.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Regulatory Compliance Assocuate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    There were four interviews with four directors over the course of the day and then a final discussion with their internal recruiter. Each interview was 30-45 minutes long. If you are out of school, or transitioning, I would advise trying to apply or interview closer to the summer months as you'd have a better shot of being in the summer training program. Having something interesting on your resume is key because there is only so much experiental material you can discuss. You really need to differentiate yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions seemed to be pretty standard Big 4 questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Full Time Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Interview on campus and then interviewed at the office with three separate people. All were based around my resume and their own generic questions. It was nice and got to meet a lot of managers and a few partners who interviewed me.

    Interview Questions
    • What can you tell me about auditing financial services?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on my school's career website. Got an on campus interview about a week later. Interviewed with a director in risk assurance. Half an hour. He was a lot more technical than expected since other interviews I had seemed more conversational. Wasn't the friendliest guy, not typical of other people I met from PWC.

    Interview Questions
    • What have you noticed are the biggest connections between accounting and information systems?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Screened at the campus level; completed a campus interview with a partner - 70% of candidates were cut at this phase; I was expecting further cuts at the office visit, but we all received offers at the visit. This was for a smaller (<150 employees in tax, assurance, and advisory combined) office in a "desirable" city

    Interview Questions
    • These interviews are rarely filled with traditional interview questions; mine was mostly a conversation. They checking to make sure you're not a robot .   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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